Everyone looks forward to summers on Block Island, but if you haven’t gone in the off-season, now is the time. The island’s vast undeveloped acreage is blissfully serene, with beaches so wide-open, only the waves will speak to you. Rare migratory birds stop by for a visit, and sunsets and night sky viewing seem better than ever when viewed through the crisp fall air. The cooler weather is also perfect for riding the roads as you follow the Block Island Bicycle Tour, or scavenging the island for still-to-be-discovered floats from the Glass Float Project. And, if you’re a painter or writer, there’s nothing like the solace.
Not everything remains open, of course, but there are more than enough places to stay and eat. Block Island classics like the 1661 Inn and new finds like the Inn at the Spring House, Victorian inns like the Avonlea, even resorts like Island Manor are happy to see you; restaurants that stay open include Club Soda, the Barn at the Spring House, Kimberly's and Bethany’s Airport Diner. The Block Island Grocery – with its homemade hot soups and ready-to-go lunch and dinner specials – is open daily. And with New England airlines from Westerly and the Block Island ferry from Point Judith running all year long, it’s not a long trip.
For more information, call 800 383 2474 or visit www.blockislandinfo.com